The earliest visions of what would come to be City Twigs can be traced back to sticky, booze-filled basements, and house shows Mick and Jake had played together throughout college. A fully formed City Twigs spilled out early last year when Mick stumbled back in to Madison, Wisconsin. Between beers and stories, the song “Friend by My Side” was born. From there began many trips back and forth between Madison and Milwaukee refining and writing more of the album. Eventually, Old Pup and a few other Midwestern musicians were called upon to add to the already reminiscent country tones that were developing in Milwaukee. City Twigs debut album looks to portray the themes and stories gathered through basements and bars since its earliest conception.
PAT EGAN & THE HEAVY HEARTS
Hailing from Chicago’s south suburbs, Pat Egan & The Heavy Hearts are a rock & roll band formed in 2015 to bring you indie music that echoes with hooks, passion, and nostalgia. Pat Egan & The Heavy Hearts aim to create music highlighting love, loss, and loneliness through the characters and stories within their songs. Coming off the release of their first record “Love & Disruption”, Pat Egan & The Heavy Hearts take a look inward and begin growing and writing together more so than ever before. “I think I was just afraid of letting people into my world when I’m writing.” Says Pat Egan of his creative process. For Love & Disruption, he would bring most of the song to the band and the Heavy Hearts would write parts to the established song. This time around, Egan would come together with guitarist Adam Chorak and bassist Pat Leonard to work out ideas.
SHANNON BAKER AND THE BURNERS
Shannon Baker and her catalogue of melodic original songs have been a mainstay in musical venues all over Chicago. The Burners (Dan Kane, Michael Fitz, Bobby Puetz, and Pat Corbett) added sonic layers to a rich collection of songs that leave an echo of nostalgia for the classics of while remaining consistently fresh throughout.